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Gulliver's Travels Audiobook

Gulliver's Travels

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Publisher's Summary

Lemuel Gulliver, a slightly staid ship’s doctor, relates the tales of his astonishing travels. He encounters the tiny, warring Lilliputians; the giant, sceptical Brobdingnagians; the ludicrously intellectual Laputans; and the idealistic – if rather stolid – Houyhnhnms and their bestial servants, the Yahoos. An immediate best-seller when it was first published in 1726, Gulliver’s Travels has remained a favourite ever since. It was an attack on the politics and society of Swift’s day, but it is also a polemical, inventive, surreal, vitriolic and wonderfully imaginative masterpiece, whose powerful satire continues to strike home.

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    Mike Auckland, New Zealand 07-30-12
    Mike Auckland, New Zealand 07-30-12 Member Since 2016
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    "18th century satirical science fiction for adults"

    A long way from the typical children's adaptations! More of a time capsule giving a series of views on European society as explained to all the strange characters in strange lands.

    I wouldn't really call it a novel or flowing story, but well worth the listen. Nicely read and nicely produced.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 09-03-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Excellent"

    The story can be extremely monotonous, but the reading is very well done. Would recommend this to anyone interested in the book, you can't do better. My favorite part of the book is the last quarter of it, so you have to get through some boring parts to reach the best ones.

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  • nigel tuck
    7/3/16
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    "Not as good as I thought it would be"
    Where does Gulliver's Travels rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    For many years I have always wanted to read this book. However having now listened to it I can say I found it actually rather boring in a lot of places and found myself not really listening to it all. Well performed but the story was just not engaging.


    Would you recommend Gulliver's Travels to your friends? Why or why not?

    No
    It was a rather tedious book


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • SEAN HOLDEN
    England
    2/20/16
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    "Beautifully entertaining"
    Where does Gulliver's Travels rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Really well delivered and fully in tune with the novel that lifts the veneer of political sophistication, 18th Century, 19th Century 21st Century, any century, to show the folly and crude self interest underneath. Best of all it's good fun.


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  • Amazon Customer
    2/14/15
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    "Totally gripped by the story and the narration."

    This was a fantastically narrated story of a book about a misanthropic traveller who uses his new found civilizations as metaphors for the court, animal welfare and the environment.

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  • Ant
    St Albans, United Kingdom
    8/17/13
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    "Witty, funny and a searing indictment of humanity"

    I can see why this book is a true classic - first published in 1726 and never been out of print. It's prose is straight forward without any archaic use of language, so it is easy to read and enjoy. Whilst you can tell that the book is of another time, it does not feel dated or any less relevant for it's age.
    The author relates the politics, morality and class systems of the Europeans in a series of explanations to people or creatures with no experience of our culture, trying desperately to justify the lives of the rich, the cause of wars, or the country's legal system. It is through this device that we are led to see our own inequities, however, the style of writing is witty and humorous enough that we are allowed to take as much or little from the discussions as we like. The fantastical nature of the characters and their exploits turn a serious subject into something highly enjoyable.

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